Monthly Archives: March 2014

bksb Tour 2014: Functional Skills or GCSE – How About an eLearning Solution for Both?

By | 2017-11-20T13:57:09+00:00 2014|Categories: Annual bksb Tour, Archive, News|

Throughout May and June, the bksb team will once again be touring the country, offering information, advice and guidance to educational practitioners. Every single one of our 18 sessions will be completely free to attend, so why not book your place now? We’ve come to love these sessions, and we hope you will too! The focus [...]

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Functional Skills a ‘Stepping Stone’: Surprising Decision?

By | 2017-08-16T10:32:48+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

With the amount of data that has been published in the past few months relating to the levels of English and maths in Great Britain, many educational practitioners seem disgruntled with the government’s decision to label Functional Skills qualifications as a ‘stepping stone’ and the announcement that GCSEs will replace them in the apprenticeship framework from [...]

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Add ‘Flexibility and Functionality’ to GCSEs

By | 2017-08-16T10:33:44+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

English and maths GCSEs need more flexibility and functionality according to the head of careers guidance at Ofsted. Karen Adriaanse made the comments during the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee’s second session on adult literacy and numeracy. Adriaanse stated that she thought it was a positive thing that the government had begun [...]

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